AED 21,000 Open Asian Women Blitz Chess Tournament 6th Feb in Abu Dhabi

The Open Asian Women Blitz Chess Tournament will be held 6th February 2023 at the Etihad Towers Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

The event is co-organized by UAE Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence, International Chess Federation and Asian Chess Federation in Abu-Dhabi, UAE in the framework of Global Tolerance and Human Fraternity Summit.

The Global Tolerance and Human Fraternity Summit will be held from 3-5 February 2023 at the Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan will open the Global Tolerance and Human Fraternity Summit and will announce opening of Tolerance Games – Asian Women Chess Contest that will become a traditional format. 

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  1. Participants
    All Asian female players are welcome to participate in the Open Asian Women Blitz Chess Tournament.

Players may register online at


  1. Venue, Date & Schedule
    The playing venue of the event is Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi.
    The tournament will be held on Monday 6 February 2023 as follows

Technical Meeting      16:00

Round 1                       17:00

Round 2                       17:30

Round 3                       18:00

Round 4                       18:30

Round 5                       19:00

Round 6                       19:30

Round 7                       20:00

3. System & Rate of Play

Up to 100 participants will take part in the tournament, which will be 7 rounds – Swiss System. Only players present at the Technical Meeting shall be paired for round 1.

Time control for each player per game is 3 minutes + 2 seconds for each move, starting with the first one.


The winner is determined by the highest number of points scored.
In case of equality of points, the winner is determined by application of the tie-breaking criteria:
◦ Direct encounter,
◦ Number of games won,
◦ Number of Games won with the Black Pieces,

◦ Buccholz System

  1. Awards ceremony.
    The awards ceremony will be held at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi.

The winners will receive trophies, and a total of AED21,000 in cash prizes as follows:

In case of ties prizes shall be decided by tie break.